Rosa Storch née Behrendt

born 13 February 1889 in Marienburg (Polish: Malbork)
date and place of death unknown, probably in Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa)
historical former address Müncheberger Straße 3
Stumbling stone Eisenbahnstraße 147
Date of stone-laying 29 September 2006

Rosa Behrendt was born into a Jewish family in Marienburg (Polish: Malbork) on 13 February 1889. In her hometown, she married Heimann Storch. The couple first moved to Bukowitz (Polish: Bukowiec), where their two daughters Hilde and Eva were born in 1913 and 1914 respectively.

From 1922 to 1929, the family lived in Frankfurt an der Oder before finally settling in Fürsten­walde. At today’s Eisenbahnstraße 147, Rosa and Heimann ran a shop for ladies’ and men’s wear. For a short time, they also lived in the house of Betty and Moritz Groß at Frank­furter Straße 18, which had been converted into a “Jews’ house”.

Heimann Storch was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto on 2 April 1942. Rosa was probably on the same the transport. Nothing further is known about their fate. Their daughter Hilde managed to escape to England. In 1943, their younger daughter Eva was deported together with her husband Josef Prager to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, where they were murdered.

Family members:
Hilde Ruth Hurst née Storch (formerly Hirsch)
Werner Hurst (formerly Hirsch)
Eva Flora Prager née Storch
Josef Prager
Heimann Storch